From The Publisher: Oct. 28, 1991

Normal people, beginning their careers, often plan toward what they hope to be doing in 20 years. But journalists aren't that normal -- and besides, how could Barrett Seaman have known in October 1971 that he would spend his 20th anniversary with our company in rural Wise County, Va., watching Oliver North, the ramrod Marine who mesmerized America during the 1987 Iran-contra hearings, campaign for Republican candidates? But for Barry, who excerpted North's autobiography, Under Fire, for this week's issue, getting a close-up look at the author in action was critical to understanding his enduring appeal. "We've all forgotten Olliemania," he...

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